Newport Beach, CA (April 30, 2009) — Kaenon Polarized™, the Southern California-based performance lifestyle eyewear brand, in partnership with Wahoo's Fish Taco, Hinano Clothing, Surftech Surfboards & Stand Up Paddle Boards, Olukai Sandals and other industry brands, last Saturday hosted SUP for a PUP – Stand Up Paddle for a Pup – a fruitful charity event that raised over $7000 for the non-profit, A Wish For Animals (AWFA).
Held on a sunny Saturday in Newport Beach, California, filled with music, tons of product raffles, fresh food from Wahoo's, great deals on great gear, and some of the finest four-legged friends eager for adoption, SUP for a PUP proved to be a very successful event that not only raised critical funds for AWFA, but also established new homes for the 20 abandoned dogs that were onsite.
With the goal of raising substantial funding through SUP for a PUP, Kaenon Polarized partnered with several surf and sports apparel companies to host a super-sized one-day sample sale with a huge selection of Kaenon Polarized sunglasses and products from companies like Hinano Clothing, Surftech Surfboards & Stand Up Paddle Boards, Olukai Sandals, Surfline, Stand Up Journal, Pro Bar, and Lara Bar. Each of the participating companies donated a significant portion of their proceeds to AWFA, and with a local raffle the collective reached over $7000.
"Our local beach community really stepped up for the inaugural SUP for a PUP event," said event creator Chris Wyman of Kaenon Polarized. "From the beginning, our goal with SUP for a PUP was to not only raise awareness of the problem, but to ultimately find new homes for some of these really great dogs. Which is precisely what we accomplished," said Wyman.
About A Wish for Animals
A Wish for Animals is a non-profit association that rescues dogs in need. From the streets to high kill shelters AWFA provides temporary housing, food, medical treatment when needed and lots of love until they find their forever home.
About Kaenon Polarized
Founded by elite-level sailor, Olympic sailing coach, and Southern California native, Steve Rosenberg and his brother Darren, Kaenon Polarized represents the culmination of Rosenberg's 20+years of experience in the sports optics world as a sponsored athlete, sports marketer, and executive. Since its launch in 2001 with its patented SR-91 lens, Light Transmission Level Technology, and award winning KORE product, Kaenon Polarized has continued Rosenberg's mission to provide the elite athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts with the clarity of polarized optics and high-performance frames with superior fit and luxurious style. Today, Kaenon Polarized is the Luxury Performance choice of professionals in both land and water sports such as golf, baseball, snow, surf, kitesurfing, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, and automotive racing, as well as entertainers in film and music.